Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Convention Notes

Getting around and through various checkpoints take considerable time and effort. I'm staying in a residence hotel well south of downtown, and have to either take a shuttle bus or the light rail system to get downtown to the hotel where I pick up my credentials every day.
These commutes have made for some interesting sound backgrounds for my twice-daily radio interviews with Allan Loudel of WDEL. Yesterday I called in from on board Denver's excellent light rail system. This morning I did an interview from the back of a pedicab, a two-seat cab powered by bicycle.
A few friends have asked about the parties. The truth is I haven't been to any since Sunday. Besides the obvious fact that I'm not exactly A list material, I've been a bit of a grind since I got here; I haven't even had a beer since Sunday.
The two things I am always in need of are power and signal. Everywhere I go, I find myself looking for outlets and data connections. There's a data cable just for me at the desk of the delegation on the floor, so I've been able to file in the midst of the commotion around me.

3 Comments:

Blogger Shirley Vandever said...

I'm able to catch most of your interviews...at lunch and then on the way home from work. You are doing a great job, and it sounds exciting !

Hey, did you know you made CNN in a front-page story on bloggers? Story is here:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/08/27/blogger.central.ap/index.html

4:03 PM, August 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom,

Do you carry around an "On The Air" sign that you hold up when you are talking to Loudell?

4:15 PM, August 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tom! It sure is fun to read and see your posts each day. I heard on NPR this morning that there is a volunteer bicycle network in Denver called "Free Wheelin'". Have you seen these guys around? \ Some math students figured out how many bikes would be needed to carry volunteers around the town during the convention. They calculated 1000 bikes would be needed, then figured out mathmatically how to make sure they are distributed evenly, and don't all end up at the same door into the Pepsi center at the same time. I thought you might like to investigate it and blog about it. I sent you a link to the video.

10:11 PM, August 27, 2008  

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